The price of your Netflix subscription could be about to increase
Check your plan to see if you might be affected.
A significant number of Netflix customers in the UK will see the price of their Netflix subscription increase after new price plans were revealed by the streaming service.
While there will be no change to the 1S basic price plan (the 1S basic plan price of £5.99 per month will remain the same), Netflix’s 2S (watch on two screens at the same time, High Definition when available) has been adjusted to £7.99 and 4S memberships (watch on four screens at the same time, includes High Definition and Ultra High Definition when available) have been adjusted to £9.99.
The 2S price plan will now be increased from £7.49 to £7.99 per month, while the 4S plan will be increased from £8.99 to £9.99 per month.
If you’re in any doubt what plan you are currently on, you can check in the ‘plan details’ in the account option on your user profile.
The new price plan will come into effect immediately for new customers, while existing Netflix customers will be notified of the changes in the coming weeks.
Netflix released a statement on Thursday, which read: “From time to time, Netflix plans and pricing are adjusted as we add more exclusive TV shows and movies, introduce new product features and improve the overall Netflix experience to help members find something great to watch even faster.
“There is no change to our 1S basic plan price of £5.99 per month. Our 2S (watch on two screens at the same time, High Definition when available) has been adjusted to £7.99 and 4S memberships (watch on four screens at the same time, includes High Definition and Ultra High Definition when available) have been adjusted to £9.99.
“As always, up to five family members can set up profiles within the same Netflix account, ensuring that your recommendations are totally tailored to your tastes.
“Since 2016, members have been able to watch Netflix on the go without connecting to the internet by downloading content onto phones, tablets and Window 10 laptops.
“We offer HD streaming quality as well as Dolby 5.1 sound for many titles, so our members can enjoy the best possible entertainment experience. We are also among the first to deliver Ultra HD 4K to consumers, and we’ve steadily expanded our library, with most live-action originals available in this format.
“Over the past five years, the number of titles available to watch in Ireland has increased by 218%.”
“We’re adding more than 1,000 hours of original content in 2017. Upcoming original content available globally includes Suburra (IT, 6 Oct), Stranger Things (27 Oct), Dark (DE, 1 Dec), The Crown (2 Dec), Bright (Dec).
“In total, since entering Europe in 2012, Netflix has invested $2bn in European productions (licensed, original and co-productions), an ever growing investment that to date includes more than 100 original productions in various stages of development including:
- Marseille in France, The Crown in the UK, Las chicas de cable in Spain - second seasons for each coming soon.
- Our first Italian original series Suburrapremiered at the Venice Film Festival last month and launches 6 October.
- Our first German original series Dark is premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last month and launches this winter.
- Also in production are our first Danish (The Rain) and Turkish original series (untitled), as well as The Witcherbased on the globally popular fantasy saga from Poland and Dogs of Berlin, our second German original series. Also Outlaw King movie in production in Scotland currently.
- Recently announced The Eddy, a musical drama series that will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic. The director is Academy Award®-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land).
- Also announced our first Polish language original series (untitled), to be directed by Academy-Award®-Nominee Agnieszka Holland, and our first Swedish original series, Quicksand, from the head writer of The Bridge.
- Up to six more European original projects still to be announced in 2017 (ref Erik Barmack at Venice).
- Also have stand-up specials from Gad Elmaleh, Jandino Asporaat, Beppe Grillo and Dieter Nuhr.